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Old 02-13-2013
Bash script puts \r at the end of variable

I'm pretty new to bash scripts and I'm trying to work through some issues. Would appreciate any suggestions.

I have a list of servers in a text file (I used the FQDN's), I assign the file name to a variable, I then use cat to read the list of file names and echo them to the screen. But when it assigns the variable it seems to append a \r to the end of the variables value. Although the \r doesn't show up unless I use the set command to debug. As you can see from code below, I'm trying to use a server list to perform a secure copy of my password files so that I don't have to log on to each server. Here is the code snippet in question:

set -x


cat $FILENAME | while read LINE
        echo "$LINE"
#       mkdir /sysadmin/bin/passwd_audit/$LINE
#       scp root@$LINE:/etc/passwd /sysadmin/passwd/$LINE-passwd.txt
#       scp root@$LINE:/etc/group /sysadmin/passwd/$LINE-group.txt
#       scp root@$LINE:/etc/sudoers /sysadmin/passwd/$LINE-sudoers.txt


set +x

Here are the first few lines in the file:

Here's what the output from the script looks like:

[root@netbkpmaster passwd_audit]# ./getinfo_script
+ FILENAME=server_list.txt
+ cat server_list.txt
+ read LINE
+ echo $'\r'
+ read LINE
+ echo $'\r'
+ read LINE
+ echo $'\r'
+ read LINE
+ echo $'\r'
Is this normal behavior? I've used this same script in the past and it's worked fine for me. Not sure why it changed suddenly. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
# 2  
Old 02-13-2013
Your data file was probably edited on windows, a \r on the end of each line is standard in MSDOS.

You can use
$ dos2unix server_list.txt

to remove these \r chars.
# 3  
Old 02-13-2013
Chubler, you rock. That did the trick, thank you so much.

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